|Interview: James Goldsborough - Alternate Focus|
Alternate Focus interviews James Goldsborough, former columnist for the San Diego Union Tribune. A long-time newspaperman who has worked in Europe and America since the 1960s, Goldsborough had provided a provocative voice to San Diego's conservative daily paper for more than a decade. Last December, however, Goldsborough abruptly resigned from the paper after a column was killed by the publisher. In this December 2004 interview, Goldsborough draws on his extensive knowledge of U.S...
Keywords: bush; media; middle east
|Alternative Media - Alternate Focus|
Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman began her career in community radio in 1985 at Pacifica Radio's New York Station, WBAI. She produced WBAI's Evening News for 10 years. Broadcasting from a converted fire station in New York City since 1996, the Democracy Now! War and Peace Report airs one hour of international news every weekday. As part of the Pacifica Network, Democracy Now! reaches a wide audience through radio, satellite, and cable television, and through the Internet...
Keywords: internet; media; new york
|Greg Palast: The Most Important Investigative Reporter You've Never Heard Of - Alternate Focus|
Investigative reporter Greg Palast rakes the filthiest muck of globalization, corporate cons, and high-finance fraudsters in daily newspapers and on nightly national TV in England! Although he was born and raised in Southern California, Palast's consistently shocking reports rarely breach the wall corporate media has gradually built around the American people. As Noam Chomsky puts it, Palast upsets all the right people...
Keywords: 9-11; iraq; media
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|Divesting from Violence - Alternate Focus|
In June of 2004, the Presbyterian Church USA became the first major religious institution in America to take a step toward divesting from companies that support the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. In an overwhelming 431 to 62 vote at their annual General Assembly meeting, the church approved a process called phased selective divestment. While the first opportunity to consider divesting from companies would not take place for another two years, the backlash against the church w...
Keywords: israel; jesus; media; palestine
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|Scott Ritter: Weapons of Mass Delusion - Alternate Focus|
In the months before March 2003, protesters around the world were joined by heads of state, U.N. officials, and religious leaders speaking out against the invasion. They labeled it a "war of aggression." But while these events were unfolding, Scott Ritter, a former intelligence officer holding the rank of Major in the U.S. Marine Corps, was warning Americans that they were being manipulated. From 1991 to 1998, he led the U.N...
Keywords: iraq; media; military; saddam hussein
|Off the Charts - Alternate Focus|
Like most Americans, Alison Weir, the editor of a small-town newspaper in California, knew very little about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, other than what she had gleaned from the evening news or newspaper headlines. As a journalist, her attention was on issues much closer to home. Neither a muslim nor a jew, she nevertheless became more curious about the topic of the Palestinian uprising. And as she researched it, she became increasingly suspicious that the American media were not telling u...
Keywords: Israel, Palestine, Media, If Americans Knew
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